Adaptation to Habitat

Most people know penguins only from the zoological garden. There they arouse many visitors’ interest. This is, on the one hand, because of their peculiar black-and-white colouring, which reminds you of a tail coat, on the other hand, because of their upright walk. We find penguins amusing or funny; but if we knew more about their extraordinary skills, we would not laugh about them but gaze at them in wonder and reverence. All birds are the result of adaptations in size, form and colour to their habitats and food. However, penguins exhibit several of them and rather extreme ones at that. No other bird manages to breed at temperatures of -60°C losing one third of its body weight in the process. No other bird manages to dive several hundred metres deep and to swim faster than many a fish. The film reveals quite a few other secrets of penguins and how the birds succeed in surviving with apparent ease in one of the most inhospitable regions of this earth. Together with the extensive accompanying material the didactic DVD is perfectly suited for use in the classroom.
  • Article no.: 4667671
  • Targetgroups: Sek I,Sek II
  • Length: 25:56 min
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